Gaffney Chair List of Activities

2016-17: Women's Leadership and Partnership in Jesuit Institutions of Higher Education

Fall Quarter 2016

Inaugural Address

October 6: Dr. Joy Gordon presents "Jesuit Higher Education and the Challenge of Gender,"

  • Faculty-Staff Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Casey Commons – 5th Floor Casey Building, RSVP required
  • Public Lecture: 7 - 8:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium


Leadership Reflection Cohort: Continuing Discussion

By application only, 12- 2 p.m. on these days:
November 3, Casey 517,
December 1, Casey 516,
February 9, Casey 516
May 10, Casey 516

Are you looking to take your next step in leadership, but aren’t sure where to start? Join other female leaders/colleagues in higher education for a learn and work process. Lunch Provided.

Develop an action plan for growing as a leader?
Build a network with your peers to continue your growth after the program?

NOTE: An Application is required due to limited space. There is no cost to participate.
Download the application here. Return completed application to Dr. Jeanette Rodriguez

Leadership Seminar

Women Academic Leaders in a Roman Catholic Jesuit Hierarchical Structure: Empowered Contributors? Change Agents? Collaborators?

Co-facilitator: Dr. Sharon Henderson Callahan, Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
This three hour workshop offers women faculty and key staff at Seattle University the opportunity to describe and understand a culture that hopes to collaborate within a demanding outside structure. Participants will tell stories, learn leadership strategies, and commit to enhancing skills. The presenters/ facilitators will draw from contemporary leadership theories, work on perseverance and grit, and knowledge of women’s ways of leadership.

RSVP required, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. on January 6, Casey 516

Women of Color Faculty Lunches

Dr. Sharon Suh, Pigott McCone Chair,
Dr. Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Director, Center for the Study of Justice


October 26, 2016 – Hunthausen 160
January 25, 2017 - Hunthausen 110
February 15,2017 - Casey 516
All lunches are from 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Free but RSVP required:

Winter Quarter 2017

Women’s Lives & Leadership: The Difference of a Jesuit Education
Co-sponsored by Office of Alumni Engagement, Center for Jesuit Education
Light lunch included
Thursday, February 16, 2017 12:00-1:30 pm
Casey Commons


Featuring Alumnae panelists:
Andrea Chicas, 2013 - D. Solutions
Mildred Ollee, EdD, 1988 - Interim ED NW African American heritage museum
Jacqueline Shrader, 2013 - Program Director of the Seattle Institute
Rosa Singer, 2002 - Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships at CARE
Laurie Warshal Cohen, EdD, 1988 - Special Projects, Holocaust Center for Humanity

Spring Quarter 2017

Women's Retreat
In The Company of Women: Nourishing Our Inner Lives for Transformative Leadership
April 28-30. Camp Burton
Co-Sponsored by Jennifer Tilghman-Havens, (
Center for Jesuit Education